To understand automation enablement’s impact, we need to take a close look at today’s network deployments. They require a great deal of manual configuration. For example, if a company wants sales department personnel to access client data via their smartphones, a network technician manually configures those connections.
Such work is tedious and time-consuming because of the diversity found in computing infrastructure. Networks consist of wired and wireless connections; a central office and branch sites, local area networks, wide area networks (WAN), data center connections, and the cloud.